View Poll Results: How do you like your steak?

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  • Blue

    2 3.92%
  • Rare

    6 11.76%
  • Medium Rare

    17 33.33%
  • Medium

    9 17.65%
  • Medium Well

    7 13.73%
  • Well Done

    8 15.69%
  • BTF

    1 1.96%
  • I eat meat but don't like steak

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  • I am a vegetarian

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    How do you have your steak?

    One of life's most important issues. How do you like your steak cooked? I personally like there to be plenty of blood coming out of mine. Rare or Medium rare, depending on my mood and if I eat at the place regularly (as some restaurants tend to have different definitions).

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    Love my stake well done.
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    Bloody as hell but cooked. Very rare, but not quite blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    Love my stake well done.
    Worse than Hitler for mine.

    Why not just have a burger? You're cooking all the flavour out.


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    I like to liken a well done steak to beef crisps tbh

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    Yeah, got to go medium. Very, very, very well done if in France though.

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    I must admit I've never had it done any other way. Love my steak and have always had it well done.

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    Medium rare. Though as you say, some restaurants have a tendency to cremate it anyway.

    Those asking for well done should be beaten with the resulting steak until they bleed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo View Post
    Yeah, got to go medium. Very, very, very well done if in France though.
    So so true. Mate of mine got a steak in France (during school tour) that looked well done, until he cut into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PY View Post
    Those asking for well done should be beaten with the resulting steak until they bleed.
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    Depends, when I cook it myself, I know how to do it right, so I get it blue. Normally, at a restaurant, I get it rare.

    I only barbecue Omaha Steaks or the specialty stuff from a local butcher, and I leave it out for a bit, add a very small pinch of black pepper and salt, get the coals as hot as possible, and do 30 seconds on each side. Obviously depends on the thickness, but I like it very thick.

    Sometimes, unfortunately, I can't get the best steaks, and I have to eat the cheap stuff. In that case, I use a little bit of honey (VERY little), 1/4 cup soy sauce, a pinch of black pepper, and one clove of garlic. I put it in a plastic bag overnight, and then I grill it about 1-1.5 minutes on each side. Sometimes I don't bother with the garlic.

    Most of the time, marinate just ruins the taste, if the stake is prime cut beef. The good stuff has enough natural taste that your seasoning will make it worse. That's the stuff you get from a specialty store, or a butcher. I have a butcher that I regularly goes to, and he saves a lot of good cuts of meat for me, as he knows I pay extra for it. Lots of consistent marbling and good color. If I don't have time or run out of that, I go to a normal grocery store and get the crap, and in this case I have to use the seasoning recipe I mentioned above.

    Rare is about as cooked as one should get. After that, the taste drops off markedly, and you might as well be eating a burnt hamburger without the bread.
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    Like headhunter, I've only had it one way; well done. And I loved it each time. But will try rare next time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Worse than Hitler for mine.

    Why not just have a burger? You're cooking all the flavour out.
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    Personally I'd go rare or medium rare. You want to get some bacteria out, after all. But give me a leg of lamb or chicken over steak any time.
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